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Portroe dethrone Lorrha to claim Junior 'B' League crown

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 10:45am
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Portroe dethrone Lorrha to claim Junior 'B' League crown

Portroe Captain Noel O'Halloran accepts the Raymond Hogan Memorial Cup from North Board Chairman Mike Flynn. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

Portroe dethrone Lorrha to claim Junior 'B' League crown

Portroe Captain Noel O'Halloran accepts the Raymond Hogan Memorial Cup from North Board Chairman Mike Flynn. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

GAA: North Tipperary Junior 'B' Hurling League Final

 

Portroe 1-13

Lorrha 0-13

 

By Liam Hogan in Puckane

 

Three points in the last four minutes helped Portroe win their first North Tipperary Junior 'B' Hurling League title in six years and their second overall following victory over holders Lorrha last Saturday evening.

In an entertaining game, Portroe overcame a slow start before staging a second half comeback with Conor O’Brien’s goal in the 48th minute one of the decisive scores.

But Portroe might not be league champions were it not one of the best saves made by a goalkeeper when Portroe’s Diarmuid Boyle saved a point blank shot to deny Jimmy Dunne from close in. A 65 was the result which Barry Moran converted to put Lorrha five in front at 0-8 to 0-3 which was the half time score in any event.

But it could have been oh so different because a goal for Lorrha at that stage would have moved them seven clear and one wonders if Portroe had the ability to claw that deficit back.

 

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